This year, the annual Damon Hill charity golf day will held at Exeter Golf and Country Club, winners of England’s ‘Most Welcoming Golf Club’ at the Golf Awards earlier this year.
Former F1 Champion, Damon Hill OBE and Michael Caines MBE, are teaming up to host a day of golf, followed by a gala four-course dinner and charity auction. It all takes place on Friday 4 October, with proceeds split between two charities; Down Syndrome International and the Down’s Syndrome Association.
Damon, who has a son with Down’s syndrome, and Michael, are both patrons of the charities, who support people with Down’s syndrome, as well as their families, carers and professionals, throughout the world.
The day will consist of 18 holes of golf with competitions on the beautiful Exeter course, followed a Salcombe Gin drinks reception. A four-course dinner created by one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs, Michael Caines MBE, and Exeter Golf and Country Club’s head chef, Adam Little, will then be served. Wines will be perfectly paired with each course, before a golf prize presentation, auction and raffle, all rounded off with live music.
Auction prizes include an overnight stay for two with dinner at Michael Caines’ Lympstone Manor hotel, which was awarded a Michelin star just six months after opening, a ‘Morgan Motor Experience’ – including a tour of the Malvern factory and then a drive in the famous car followed by an overnight stay at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, and also a four-ball golf day with lunch and an Ultimate Spa Retreat at Exeter Golf and Country Club.
Chris Jones, General Manager of Exeter Golf and Country Club said: “It’s an honour to host this high profile and hugely worthwhile event. We always enjoy partnering with Michael for the 7 Chefs Dinner and South West Chef of the Year Award, and so we’re delighted to have been chosen as the golf venue for this year’s golf day.”